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The graduate internship that led to life in New York

William Axaopoulos

Brunel gave me the foundation, technical and problem-solving skills that have allowed me to be successful

William, Alumni

Senior Manager - Supply Partnerships, MediaMath Inc

Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng - 2015

From Greece

Previous Institution

Naxos High School - Greek Baccalaureate

Where do you currently live?

USA

Tell us about your career journey since you graduated…

I joined an internship program at MediaMath in London and then moved into a full-time position in their Publisher Development team for two and a half years before moving to their HQ offices in New York to work on the Supply/Media team.

What does a typical day at work involve for you?

I manage strategic business partnerships with media and tech vendors that our company works with. That involves relationship management and executing on strategic business and technical initiatives with these partners. There’s also internal cross team collaboration with product and engineering teams.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

The ability to rapidly learn within my role and team and get exposure to different markets and how the digital advertising business operates in each.

How would you say Brunel helped you to get where you are today?

Brunel gave me the foundation, technical and problem-solving skills that have allowed me to be successful in my roles to date and be impactful to the business.

Why did you choose to study at Brunel and why would you recommend Brunel to others?

I chose Brunel because of its strong reputation for its engineering and design courses.

What is your best memory of studying here?

The on-campus experience, the diversity and the opportunity to work [as a Student Ambassador] with Lesley Warren on the STEM programme.

If you could give one piece of advice to new students, what would that be?

Take advantage of everything that Brunel has to offer, both within your course / department and the extracurricular activities. Try new things. It's important to study hard, but to also allow yourself to have fun.

What would be your top tip or advice for new graduates as they begin their career journey?

Interviewing can suck and feel intimidating, but the more you practice, the easier it gets. And remember that it is a two-way interview and that it is not just about what you have to offer to the company you're interviewing for, it's also about what they have to offer to you and your career.

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